Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Healthier, Stronger Bones

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Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, may increase bone mineral content and produce healthier, stronger bones, according to a new study involving rats.

Omega-3 fatty acids, most notably EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA, have been linked to a wide range of health benefits, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, good development of a baby during pregnancy, joint health and improved behavior and mood.

According to findings of the new study with rats, DHA “appears to be a vital constituent of marrow” and enhances bone mineral content (BMC). The findings did not extend to EPA, however.

Scientists from Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Korea Maritime University and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), reported their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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